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The following diagnostic is generating:

E-file: If Form 1040, Earned Income Credit has a non-zero value, then one of the following must be true: (1) Household Employment Wages must be greater then zero, or (2) there is an amount on the Form 1040, Schedule 1, other income line, or (3) Schedule E (Form 1040), has income from a partnership, or (4) the FEC Record is present with foreign income present on the wages schedule, or (5) one of the following forms is present in the return: Form W-2 or Form 1099-R or Schedule C (Form 1040) or Schedule F (Form 1040) or Form 8919 or Form 4137.


Please review input to verify qualifying EIC income amount and source is present.

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I'm getting this diagnostic on a 2021 return where the taxpayer only has unemployment compensation for 2021, but is electing to use 2019 earned income. The eitc computes and enters the 2019 earned income but I'm getting a critical diagnostic.

I am also getting the same critical diagnostic.  Unfortunately Proconnect does not let you submit until this diagnostic is cleared.  Have you found out a solution?

enter $1 in misc income

There is a way to disable the file error. In e-file, e-file support tools, disable e-file errors. Then you can file.